GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — A Vaccine Clinic will be held Sunday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds at 2405 Suglarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville.
The vaccine clinic offers dhpp (dog), lepto (dog), fvrcp (cat), rabies, strongid (cats and dogs), canine influenza and bordatella (cats and dogs) for $10 each (cash only). The also offer micro-chipping for $25. Have your dog on a leash and your cat in a carrier.
Proceeds benefit the Society of Humane Friends of Georgia and Operation Second Chance.
The event supports the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Jail Dogs/Cats program and saves money at the same time.
As part of the program, an inmate of the Gwinnett County Jail, Shane Hawkins has become an expert dog trainer and an author, according to the sheriff’s office Facebook page.
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“We don’t normally post photos of inmates on our social media page, but we’re making an exception for Shane Hawkins,” the post reads.
Hawkins has been in the jail since October 2014 on the charge of DUI with Serious Injury.
He began working as a canine handler in the jail’s Operation Second Chance program, also known as their Jail Dogs Program. He was assigned a dog named Sonya that had some issues with aggression towards people and other dogs. Hawkins worked her diligently and Sonya overcame her aggression. She was successfully adopted last year.
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